Opus, Emmett Till, Cousin Bette, Chris Pine, Gregory Itzin, Leslie Uggams Among Winners of L.A. Critics Awards

News   Opus, Emmett Till, Cousin Bette, Chris Pine, Gregory Itzin, Leslie Uggams Among Winners of L.A. Critics Awards
 
The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle announced winners and special awards for excellence at a ceremony held March 14 at the Colony Theatre in Burbank. The 42nd annual awards represent excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2010.

Leslie Uggams
Leslie Uggams

The award recipients for the 2010 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards are as follows:

Production

Four Places, John Perrin Flynn, Matthew Elkins and Deborah Puette, for Rogue Machine Theatre at Theatre/Theater

King Lear, The Antaeus Company at Deaf West Theatre

The Ballad of Emmett Till, Stephen Sachs and Deborah Lawler, at the Fountain Theatre Yellow, Louise Beard, Emerson Collins, Del Shores and Jason Dottley, for JD3atrical Productions

McCulloh Award for Revival
(For shows written between 1920 and 1980)

South Pacific, Bob Boyett; Networks Presentations, LLC; Bob Bartner/Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group; Roger Berlind; Thomas Miller; Lincoln Center Theatre Group; Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre

Direction

Bart DeLorenzo, King Lear, The Antaeus Company at Deaf West Theatre

Shirley Jo Finney, The Ballad of Emmett Till, The Fountain Theatre

Michael Michetti, The Twentieth-Century Way, The Theatre @ Boston Court

Writing

Michael Hollinger, Opus, The Fountain Theatre

Writing (Adaptation)

Jeffrey Hatcher, Cousin Bette, The Antaeus Company at Deaf West Theatre

Music Direction

Eric Heinly, A Wither's Tale, The Troubadour Theater Company at the Falcon Theatre

David O, See What I Wanna See, The Blank Theatre

Choreography

Andy Blankenbuehler, In the Heights, Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman Willis, Sander Jacobs, Goodman/Grossman, Peter Fine, Everett/Skipper; Presented by Broadway/L.A. at the Pantages Theatre

Musical Score

Lin-Manuel Miranda, In the Heights, Kevin McCollum, Jeffrey Seller, Jill Furman Willis, Sander Jacobs, Goodman/Grossman, Peter Fine, Everett/Skipper; Presented by Broadway/L.A. at the Pantages Theatre

Lead Performance

Lorenz Arnell, The Ballad of Emmett Till, The Fountain Theatre

Anne Gee Byrd, Four Places, Rogue Machine Theatre at Theatre/Theater

Harry Groener, King Lear, The Antaeus Company at Deaf West Theatre

Nan McNamara, Wit, Actors Co-op at Crossley Theatres

Chris Pine, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum

Featured Performance

Gregory Itzin, King Lear, The Antaeus Company at Deaf West Theatre

Matthew Scott Montgomery, Yellow, Louise Beard, Emerson Collins, Del Shores and Jason Dottley for JD3atrical Productions

Agatha Nowicki, Parasite Drag, Elephant Theater Company

Ensemble Performance

Four Places, Rogue Machine Theatre at Theatre/Theater

Opus, The Fountain Theatre

The Ballad of Emmett Till, The Fountain Theatre

Set Design

Brian Sidney Bembridge, The Good Book of Pedantry and Wonder, The Theatre @ Boston Court and Circle X Theatre Company

Lighting Design

KC Wilkerson, The Who's Tommy, Chance Theater

Costume Design

Naila Aladdin Sanders, Neighbors, The Matrix Theatre Company

Sound Design

Peter Bayne, Opus, The Fountain Theatre

Solo Performance

Ed Harris, Wrecks, The Geffen Playhouse

Leslie Uggams, Uptown Downtown, The Pasadena Playhouse

CGI/Video

KC Wilkerson, The Who's Tommy, Chance Theater

Special Prosthetic Effects

Matthew W. Mungle, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum

Special Effects

Chris Bell, Absinthe, Opium & Magic: 1920s Shanghai, The Grand Guignolers

Waldo Warshaw, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Center Theatre Group at the Mark Taper Forum

Special Awards

The Ted Schmitt Award for the world premiere of an outstanding new play was presented to Del Shores for Yellow. The award was accompanied by an offer to publish and a $1,000 check funded by Samuel French, Inc.

The Polly Warfield Award for an excellent season in a small to mid-size theatre was presented to the Antaeus Company. The award was accompanied by a $500 check, funded by the Nederlander Organization.

The Bob Z Award for distinguished achievement in set design was presented to Francois-Pierre Couture. The award was accompanied by a $500 check, funded by contributions from the theatrical community.

The Angstrom Award for career achievement in lighting design was presented to Dan Weingarten. The award was accompanied by a $1,000 check, funded by Angstrom Lighting.

The Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in theater was presented to the City Garage Theatre. The award was accompanied by a $500 check, funded by an anonymous donor.

The Joel Hirschhorn Award for outstanding achievement in musical theatre was presented to Matt Walker. The award was accompanied by a $500 check, funded by David Elzer/Demand PR.

The Milton Katselas Award for career or special achievement in direction was presented to Simon Levy. The award was accompanied by a $1,000 check, funded by Katselas Theatre Company and the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

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